Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba had a telephone conversation with Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom Liz Truss.

The top diplomats of Ukraine and the UK exchanged assessments of the dynamics of the security crisis created by Russia and agreed on the next steps to be taken by Kyiv and London to deter Russia from further aggression against Ukraine.

Minister Kuleba expressed gratitude to the United Kingdom for its large-scale security and financial support for Ukraine against the background of Russia’s aggressive actions.

British Foreign Secretary Truss supported Ukraine’s initiative to use risk reduction mechanisms in accordance with the Vienna Document and pledged support for Ukraine’s initiatives in the OSCE.

Kuleba pointed out the destructive actions of the Russian parliament aimed at recognising certain areas of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions as part of the Russian Federation, posing a threat of Russia’s withdrawal from the Minsk agreements if the Russian leadership makes a corresponding decision. The parties coordinated steps to counter the implementation of such a scenario.

The foreign ministers paid special attention to preparations for the launch of a new trilateral format of cooperation between Ukraine, Poland, and the United Kingdom.

Natalia Tolub

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